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University of Leicester in the Media - November 2010

Monthly summary of stories with web links citing the University of Leicester

You can access details of previous months' media as well as press coverage here .


Broadcast News

  • Dr Jan Zalasiewicz of the Department of Geology appeared the National Geographic Channel's futuristic documentary Clash of the Continents at 8.00pm on Friday 19 November.
  • A world first heart operation using 3D imaging by Dr Andre Ng was featured on BBC East Midlands Today (lunch and 6.30pm) and ITV Central News (6pm) on 16 November.
  • The opening of the University's Biomedical Research Unit at Glenfield Hospital was featured on ITV Central News, BBC East Midlands Today and BBC Radio Leicester on the 4th and 5th of November.

30 November 2010

PRLog.Org - Science Warehouse eyes expansion with trio of appointments - The appointments follow Science Warehouse's recent contract wins with the University of Manchester, University of Leicester and St George's, University of ...

Culture24 - Boffins use space science to unlock the secrets of Suffolk Tudor tombs - By Richard Moss | 30 November 2010 Boffins at the University of Leicester are using space age technology to unlock the mysteries of a series of Tudor tombs ...

Babble - Urine Test Helps Predict Preeclampsia As Early As 20 Weeks - ... urine early in pregnancy can predict who will develop pre-eclampsia,” said lead author of the study Matt Hall, MBChB of the University of Leicester, UK. ...

Oneindia - New research explains remarkable preservation of African fossils - Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A team of geologists from the University of Leicester's Department of Geology has solved the mystery of how an abundance of ... See all stories on this topic »

24dash - Olympics aspirant sponsored by University of Leicester - An Olympics fencing hopeful has received a vital boost to his sporting ambitions thanks to sponsorship from the University of Leicester. ...

The Biochemist - Scientists discover new mechanism for controlling blood sugar level

Indian Express - New mechanism for controlling blood sugar level discovered - The breakthrough was made in the University of Leicester by a team led by Professor Andrew Tobin, Professor of Cell Biology, who is a Wellcome Trust Senior ...

The Construction Index - Repair and maintenance services of catering equipment Catering equipment - NUTS code UKF EAST MIDLANDS (ENGLAND) The University of Leicester, on behalf of the Universities of Leicester, Nottingham and Loughborough invite interested ...

29 November 2010

Times of India - Migration does not bring happiness - For migrants to the UK from India and elsewhere, the grass might not be greener on the other side, a new study from the University of Leicester has found. ...

24dash - Ancient Wind held Secret of Life and Death - ... half a billion years in a remote region of Africa has been solved by a team of geologists from the University of Leicester's Department of Geology. ...

24dash - Scientists discover new mechanism for controlling blood sugar level - Source: University of Leicester Medical scientists at the University of Leicester have identified for the first time a new way in which our body controls

BBC Mundo - Hallazgo que identifica riesgo de infarto

28 November 2010

27 November 2010

Astrobiology Magazine - Hopping Rovers for the Red Planet - Scientists and engineers at the Space Research Centre at the University of Leicester are developing a conceptual motor design for a Mars 'hopping' vehicle

Nursing Times - Urine test could predict pre-eclampsia - The University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester Trust study involved 145 patients at risk of pre-eclampsia, of which 11 developed the ...

26 November 2010

International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Heartburn drugs 'seem safe during pregnancy' - Research led by the University of Leicester and the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust in the UK found analysing the protein in urine could predict ...

Oneindia - Early urinary protein test during pregnancy predicts later pre-eclampsia - Researchers at University of Leicester found that by analysing protein in the urine of pregnant women they could predict which would later develop ...

Loughborough News - The Making of the Story of England - University of Leicester experts who appeared on the Story of England include Professor Chris Dyer, Head of the Centre for English Local History, ...

25 November 2010

eMaxHealth - Test May Predict Preeclampsia Early in Pregnancy - Scientists at University of Leicester discovered that the composition of proteins in the urine at around 18 weeks' gestation could be an accurate indicator ...

Leicester Mercury - More than 200 protesters took to the streets in Leicester and Loughborough ... - Students from the University of Leicester, Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I, plus Countesthorpe and Burleigh colleges were among those who joined the ...

24dash - Science of aurora unravelled through poems - My Northern Lights writing was really enhanced by meeting scientists from Leicester University and it's been a very stimulating collaboration for me. ...

EurekAlert - Fatal blood clot genetic risk breakthrough announcement - The research led by Professor Alison Goodall from the University of Leicester and Professor Willem Ouwehand from the University of Cambridge and NHS Blood ...

24 November 2010

Telegraph.co.uk - Early test may predict pre-eclampsia in pregnancy - Photo: PA By Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor 6:13PM GMT 24 Nov 2010 Teams at University of Leicester found that by analysing protein in the urine of

News-Medical.net - Early urinary protein content test during pregnancy predicts later pre-eclampsia - Research led by the University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust has provided a new advance in predicting a potentially serious

23 November 2010

MarketWatch - AuRo Resources Appoints Tony Floyd as Technical Advisor - ... Honours degree in geology from the University of Nottingham and then a M.Sc in Mineral Exploration and Mining Geology from the University of Leicester.

22 November 2010

24dash - Chinese opera meets western theatre at Embrace Arts - ... to produce a brand new Sichuan Opera, will be performed at Embrace Arts, the University of Leicester's arts centre, on Wednesday 8 December at 7.30pm.

21 November 2010

Webnewswire.com - University of Leicester space scientists involved in development of new breed ... - The University of Leicester has been working with a number of collaborators including Astrium Ltd in the UK and Center for Space Nuclear Research, Idaho, ...

Irish Central - Dublin scientists find breakthrough tackling meningitis and pneumonia - Researchers from Trinity College in Dublin and the University of Leicester have found a breakthrough in a vaccine for meningitis and pneumonia

20 November 2010

19 November 2010

GeekDad (Wired) - Learn About The Planet in a Pebble

Green Building News - Researcher returns from world review of green homes - The green and affordable homes of four different continents have inspired a University of Leicester researcher to campaign for a change in planning and ...

Daily Mail - Nuclear-powered 'space hopper' will leap across surface of Mars - Researchers from the University of Leicester unveiled their grand design in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society A. Dr Nigel Bannister said: 'At the

24dash - Free Public Lectures focus on medical matters - The University of Leicester Graduate School is holding the first Doctoral Inaugural Lectures of the year on Wednesday, 24 November. ...

Oneindia - Mars 'hopper' could lead to a greater understanding of the Red Planet - Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): University of Leicester space scientists are developing a conceptual motor design for a Mars 'hopping' vehicle which should lead

Sify - Mars 'hopper' could lead to a greater understanding of the Red Planet - University of Leicester space scientists are developing a conceptual motor design for a Mars 'hopping' vehicle which should lead to a greater understanding ...

24dash - University of Leicester law researchers address human rights issues at a ... - A conference focusing on human rights is being held at the University of Leicester on Friday, November 26, 2010. 'Human Rights Beyond Borders: Challenges ...

Acorn - Drew in a take-out fling - A recent study done by the University of Leicester found that many college students, especially males, are frequent fast food consumers for a variety of ...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - In cell division, researchers find a new approach to targeting diseases - For the paper in Nature Cell Biology the researchers at University of Leicester collaborated with scientists at the University of Heidelberg.

18 November 2010

EurekAlert - University of Leicester space scientists involved in development of new breed ... - Scientists and engineers at the internationally acclaimed Space Research Centre at the University of Leicester are developing a conceptual motor design for ...

Herald.ie - Dublin scientists' 'huge step' in battle against meningitis - A team of researchers from Trinity College Dublin and the University of Leicester have found a new way in which the body fights the bacteria that causes the ...

Press TV - Aerospace lander to fuel up on Mars - Hugo Williams and his colleagues at the University of Leicester in the UK argue that the aerospace giant Astrium lander can gather up its own fuel in the ...

24dash - Spearheading British eco-homes- University of Leicester academic advocates ... - Eco-homes built on four different continents have inspired a University of Leicester researcher to campaign for a change in planning and building of UK ...

17 November 2010

io9 - Robots with radioactive rockets could someday explore Mars - Researchers at the University of Leicester are investigating the possibility of using radioisotopes that could compress Martian CO2 into a liquid and heat ...

Space.com - Radioactivity Could Power Hopping Robots on Mars - ... been launched as part of spacecraft numerous times," said researcher Hugo Williams, an aerospace engineer at the University of Leicester in England. ...

24dash - Scientists announce new advance with potential for future cancer targeting - The teams are from the Centre for Molecular Biology at the University of Heidelberg and from the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Leicester. ...

Medical News Today - University Researcher Spearheads Asthma Campaign That Could Serve As A Model ... - Dr Lakhanpaul will lead a team from the University of Leicester, De Montfort University, Leicester City Primary Care Trust and University Hospitals of ...

Recruiter - Resourcing departments warned to ignore social media profiles - The research, carried out in conjunction with EPRU (Efficiency and Productivity Research Unit) at the University of Leicester, shows 37% strongly agree that ...

16 November 2010

The Engineer - Hospital to perform remote-controlled heart operation

news.chauthiduniya.com - World’s 1st remote heart surgery using robotic arm

World News Network - World's 1st remote heart surgery using robotic arm

Sciencedaily.com - Robo-Op Marks New World First for Heart Procedure

OneIndia.in - World's first remote heart procedure using robotic arm

Indiavision.com - World's first remote heart procedure using robotic arm

Biomed Middle East - World’s first remote heart procedure using robotic arm alongside 3-D mapping

Switched - Doctor Attempts World's First Remotely Controlled Heart Operation, in 3-D

Scienceblog - Robo-op marks new world first for heart procedure

The Medical News - World's first remote heart procedure using robotic arm alongside 3-D mapping

Derby Telegraph - First remote 3D heart surgery to be carried out on Patrick

24dash - Tackling loss in football - University of Leicester sociologist and author of Red Men, a definitive history of Liverpool FC, discusses memorialising English football culture

Loughborough News - Tackling loss in football - John Williams, of the Department of Sociology at the University of Leicester, attended the event in Bavaria where he spoke about: 'The Singing Postman as ...

Labmate Online - Web-based purchasing solutions - Science Warehouse, a leading provider of web-based purchasing solutions has announced the University of Leicester as a new customer. ...

Sify - World's first remote heart procedure using robotic arm - Dr Andre Ng, senior lecturer at the University of Leicester and consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist at Glenfield Hospital, will be carrying out ...

15 November 2010

Eureka - Robo-op marks world first for heart procedure - It comes six months after Dr Andre Ng, senior lecturer at the University of Leicester and consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist at Glenfield ...

24dash - New task force in Leicester to combat asthma - A new task force for combating asthma in Leicester is being spearheaded by a University of Leicester medical researcher. ...

14 November 2010

Denver Post - A 'problematic' sale of (almost) public artworks

FierceVaccines - New vaccine offers hope in fight against pneumonia, meningtis - University of Leicester and Trinity College Dublin researchers have provided promising data in the fight against pneumonia, meningtis and septicaemia--and ...

UPI.com - Researchers hopeful on pneumonia vaccine - Dr. Aras Kadioglu of the University of Leicester and Dr. Ed Lavelle of Trinity College said the prospect is the result of their discovery that pneumolysin, ...

13 November 2010

VaccineNewsDaily - New protein group could be breakthrough for pneumonia, meningitis vaccines - by Pat Dulnier on November 12, 2010 Research at Trinity College Dublin and the University of Leicester has discovered activity in a newly discovered protein ...

TopNews Arab Emirates - New burst through makes way versus pneumonia, meningitis and septicaemia - The mutual study was in cooperation headed by Dr Aras Kadioglu through the University of Leicester and Dr Ed Lavelle through Trinity College Dublin, ...

12 November 2010

Loughborough News - Leicester researcher discovers the nineteenth century workhouse was like a prison - A study by Dr Christine Seal, University of Leicester postgraduate researcher, compares the workhouse and union population in Cheltenham in Gloucestershire ...

Infection Research -Bacterial toxin activates protective inflammasome

Irish Times - TCD-led pneumonia breakthrough - Dr Ed Lavelle of Trinity's school of biochemistry and immunology jointly led the research with Dr Aras Kadioglu of the University of Leicester. ...

Oneindia - New breakthrough paves way for vaccines against pneumonia, meningitis - The collaborative research was jointly led by Dr Ed Lavelle from Trinity College Dublin and Dr Aras Kadioglu from the University of Leicester, ...

The Press Association - Research hope for pneumonia vaccine - The research, jointly led by Dr Aras Kadioglu from the University of Leicester and Dr Ed Lavelle from Trinity College Dublin, with Dr Edel McNeela of TCD as ...

11 November 2010

24dash - School pupils encounter green challenge at University of Leicester - Pupils from Leysland High School in Countesthorpe will join the University of Leicester's Environmental Team on Friday 12 November for Takeover Day. ...

24dash - Events for the young and young at heart at the Literary Leicester Festival - An afternoon of fun, stories and reading for all the family at the Literary Leicester festival, University of Leicester, on Saturday 13 November, ...

MedIndia - Heart Attacks Consequence of Undetected High Blood Pressure - Lead research and report author Dr. Steve Levene, of the University of Leicester and a city GP, said: "We found that population characteristics were most ...

HealthCanal.com - Population approach to identifying hypertension offers potential to reduce CHD ... - In the study, Louis Levene and colleagues, from the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Leicester (Leicester, UK), set out to identify ...

Co-Optimus.com - Key to Co-op Success In Larger Groups: Communication - The University of Leicester in the UK has recently conducted a series of social experiments on how people cooperate based on the size of groups

Clinical Advisor - Heart disease mortality disparities remain despite universal health care - Louis S. Levene, MB, BCHIR, of the University of Leicester, and colleagues conducted a cross-sectional study involving 152 primary care trusts to determine

10 November 2010

OnMedica - Smoking and poverty explain CHD variability - Louis Levene from the University of Leicester and colleagues investigated the factors leading to the wide variation in CHD mortality across England ...

TheHeart.Org - Variation in CHD death rates in UK due to population differences - Dr Steve Levene (University of Leicester, UK) and colleagues report their findings in the November 10, 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Medical ...

24dash - Elite Romans of the Early Empire - In the 2010 Dorothy Buchan Memorial Lecture at the University of Leicester Professor Catharine Edwards of Birkbeck College will explore Roman identity among ...

Sify - Undetected high blood pressure 'ups deaths from heart attacks' - The University of Leicester study has also revealed that the country you live in could affect your risk of dying from a heart attack. ...

Leicester Mercury - More than 500 students and lecturers were expected to head to London today to ... - The University of Leicester has made arrangements for 300 students and lecturers to head to the capital, while De Montfort is taking 230 students, ...

24dash - Poets and poetry at the Literary Leicester Festival - Three distinguished poets read from their work and a new poetry and arts magazine will be launched at the Literary Leicester festival, University of ...

Doctors Lounge - Coronary Disease Mortality Variations in England Analyzed - Louis S. Levene, of the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, and colleagues analyzed data on population characteristics and health care variables ...

09 November 2010

The Independent - Indy Choice: Best of the new books

Internal Medicine News Digital Network - UK Study: Coronary Deaths Vary by Region - ... chances of dying of coronary heart disease," the study's lead author Dr. Louis S. Levene of the University of Leicester (England) said in an interview. ...

Hartwick College - Bahamian Dignitary Gail Saunders to Visit Hartwick College - She earned a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Leicester in 1967. Two years later she received training in Archives and Records

News-Medical.net - Postcode could affect risk of dying from heart attack - Your postcode could affect your risk of dying from a heart attack, a new study from the University of Leicester has discovered. Medical researchers from the ...

Myjoyonline.com - Feature: DNA Tests - Can they lie? - Sir Alec Jeffreys and his colleagues at the University of Leicester in 1985 first demonstrated the use of DNA in criminal investigations

08 November 2010

NewsBlaze - The Key to Better Stock Market Predictions - ... a Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Leicester, and including Tatiana Tyukina from the University of Leicester and Professor Elena ...

National Post - Oil and ice: Worse than the Gulf spill? - ... about offshore oil spill risks," says Michael Bradshaw, an expert on Russia's Far East energy industry and professor at the University of Leicester. ...

UKRHome - Теория Горбаня - ключ ко всему происходящему

Science News - Ученые предполагают, что теория механизма адаптации может быть применима к любым системам с внешним воздействием

Animal World - ТЕОРИЯ МЕХАНИЗМА АДАПТАЦИИ ГОРБАНЯ РАСПРОСТРАНЕНА НА ВСЕ СИСТЕМЫ С ВНЕШНИМ ВОЗДЕЙСТВИЕМ

News a42.ru - Теория механизма адаптации Горбаня распространена на все системы с внешним воздействием

24dash - Black History Season: An Audience with Leon Baptiste - As part of Black History Season, the University of Leicester is holding a talk with England's sprint star Leon Baptiste on Thursday, 11 November. ...

SecEd - New game to be introduced after African field trip

07 November 2010

06 November 2010

Loughborough News - University of Leicester - The team, led by Leicester Professor Paul OBrien reported their results at the GRB 2010 meeting held in Annapolis, Maryland. Gamma-Ray Bursts are the most ...

Daily Times - Need stressed to bring new paradigms in education sector in Pakistan - ... pro-director Professional Learning at the Institute of Education, University of London; Dr Saeeda Shah programme leader at the University of Leicester; ...

Rapid - Parents more important than schools in educating children - A study published by Leeds University and Leicester University this week claimed that parents' input is more important than the efforts of the school of the ...

05 November 2010

Discovery News - Forests and Finances in Crisis Share Similarities - ... other chaotic systems follow similar patterns says a recent study by researchers at the University of Leicester and the Siberian Federal University. ...

24dash - Rising to the challenge - Dr Tim Williamson, who is a Clinical Educator at the University of Leicester Medical School and a Foundation Doctor at the Leicester Royal Infirmary

Теория механизма адаптации Горбаня распространена на все системы с внешним воздействием

Теория механизма адаптации Горбаня распространена на все системы с внешним воздействием

Planet Earth online - Workers hold the power in ant societies

Lifehacker - Two People Cooperate Intuitively; for More, You Need to Make a Conscious ... - An study conducted by the University of Leicester's School of Psychology and Department of Economics put science behind what most of us know: While two ...

04 November 2010

24dash - Garden tour and wreath-making to get you in festive mood - The University of Leicester Botanic Garden is starting the festive season with its traditional Christmas garden tour and wreath-making workshop on 4 ...

Sify - Stressed plants and animals 'keys to better stock market predictions' - Alexander Gorban, of the University of Leicester and the lead author of the study, explained that people, plants or stock markets function in a similar way ...

UPI.com - Parents trump schools' and child's effort - Gianni De Fraja of the University of Leicester in England links parents' efforts to socioeconomic background. De Fraja, Leicester colleague Tania Oliveira, ...

Nature.com - Cosmic blasts hint at inner magnetars - However, in 2007, Paul O'Brien at the University of Leicester, UK, and his colleagues reported on a GRB seen by Swift in which the X-ray emission held ...

03 November 2010

The Low Carbon Economy - Materials for energy-efficient vehicles to be developed - The University of Leicester opened the Engineering Materials Integration Centre yesterday (November 2nd), with the aim of producing materials and technology ...

Softpedia - Stock Markets React to Stress Like Plants and Animals Do - The research was carried out by a team of academics led by Alexander Gorban, a Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Leicester, ...

`24dash - Gentleness on the Victorian battlefield <>`__ - A University of Leicester expert on Victorian literature, Dr Holly Furneaux, will reveal new insights on 'The Gentle Military Man' at the next meeting of ...

Topeka Capital Journal - Schmidt ousts Six in AG race - Schmidt earned a bachelor's degree at The University of Kansas, a master's degree at University of Leicester in the United Kingdom and a law degree at ...

EurekAlert - Workers hold key to power in nature's oldest societies - For when it comes to determining who reproduces in ants, University of Leicester biologists have found the humble worker is queenmaker – it is they who ...

PhysOrg.com - 'Anna Karenina principle' explains bodily stress and stockmarket crashes - ... to a bank collapse or stockmarkets going from boom to bust has been put forward by a team of researchers from the University of Leicester. ...

Independent - Universities to charge fees of £7000 to £8000 a year - A separate study by the University of Leicester indicated a move to fees of £10000 would not seriously jeopardise the number of applications from students. ...

02 November 2010

Patch - Birthday Greetings from Scarsdale: Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman (November 2) - Upon receiving his doctorate, Hoffman traveled to England's University of Leicester, where he studied X-ray astronomy payloads. Hoffman led the design team ...

Info4Security - Security management: make your views count - ... to his great credit, he's currently studying for a BA (Honours) degree in Security and Risk Management at the famed University of Leicester. ...

The Engineer - New hi-tech engineering centre for Leciester University - Leicester University has announced the launch of a £1m hi-tech engineering centre that will help industry develop new materials and processes.

PsychCentral.com - Parents More Important than School in Child's Education - This research by Professor Gianni De Fraja and Tania Oliveira from the University of Leicester and Luisa Zanchi, of the Leeds University Business School, ...

24dash - Early medieval manuscripts give new view of English life under the Normans - 0116 2525 2778, e-mail. odr1@leicester.ac.uk. The Guest Speaker will be Dr Katie Lowe, the Director of the University of Glasgow Centre for Medieval and ...

ComputeScotland - Charaterising the Morph Age

01 November 2010

24dash - New advanced technology centre at University of Leicester will drive innovation - The University of Leicester has announced today (Nov 2) the launch of a new £1million hi-tech engineering centre that will work with industry to drive

MedIndia - Parents Crucial To Child's Education, More Than the School - Researcher Professor Gianni De Fraja, who is also the Head of Economics at the University of Leicester, said: “The main channel through which parental

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